The Nebraska women’s basketball team hits the road for the first time in 2021-22, when the Huskers travel to San Diego to take on Drexel at The Dana on Mission Bay Holiday Tournament on Friday at Jenny Craig Pavilion.
Tip-off between the Huskers (5-0) and the Dragons (3-1) is set for 6 p.m. (CT)
Drexel will be Nebraska’s first opponent this season that qualified for the 2021 NCAA Tournament. The Dragons won the Colonial Athletic Association tournament title last season to earn the CAA’s automatic bid, before falling 67-53 to Georgia in the NCAA first round in San Antonio.
After facing the Dragons on Friday, the Huskers will battle either 2021 WNIT qualifier Fresno State or the hosts from San Diego in the second game of the four-team tournament on Saturday. San Diego is coached by former Nebraska assistant Cindy Fisher.
Nebraska is off to its second 5-0 start in the past three seasons, while showcasing the most prolific offensive stretch in school history. The Huskers lead the nation in scoring (95.6 ppg) and scoring margin (+45.6 ppg). NU’s five-game season-opening home stand featured three 100-point performances, including a 113-58 win over North Carolina Central on Saturday (Nov. 20). It marked the first time in NU history that the Huskers reached the century mark three times in the same season.
All-Big Ten forward Isabelle Bourne (Canberra, Australia) continues to lead the Huskers in scoring through five games with 14.2 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.